Despite being unintentionally announced a few days before its official reveal, ASUS’ Zenfone AR still took us by surprise. Not because of its project Tango component (we already knew about that) but because of its absolutely mind blowing amount of RAM. Stuffed with 8GB of RAM, it’s currently the only smartphone in the world that has that much RAM inside of it.
Since the phone is a Project Tango-enabled device, it can handle apps built for the augmented reality platform. Even better – the phone is also compatible with Google’s Daydream VR platform as well, making it one of the few phones that’s enabled for both.
The AR magic happens with ASUS’ own Tricam system that’s situated on the rear of the phone. ASUS has crammed all the cameras and sensors needed for Project Tango and its advanced AR capabilities in the rear of the phone, along with the 23-megapixel rear camera. It’s a lot smaller and neater compared to say Lenovo’s solution, though it’s still pretty large and bulky compared to typical smartphones.
The phone itself is pretty impressive on its own right – aside from that 8GB of RAM, the phone also has a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 resolution, Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 821 processor as well as a five-magnet speaker for superior audio.